Episode 82: Faylita Hicks

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads "The Battered Woman’s Prayer for Power" by Faylita Hicks from her collection HoodWitch.

Participant(s) Bio

Faylita Hicks (she/they) is a queer Afro-Latinx activist, writer, and interdisciplinary artist. Born in South Central California and raised in Central Texas, they use their intersectional experiences to advocate for the rights of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ people by interpreting policy’s impact on the individual using poetry, music, performance, and digital art.

They are the author of HoodWitch (Acre Books, 2019), a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry, and the forthcoming poetry collection and debut memoir A Map of My Want (Haymarket Books, 2024), and A Body of Wild Light (Haymarket Books, 2025).

Source: FaylitaHicks.com